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Kobe’s Friends, Teammates, Coaches, and Rivals Reflect on the Rise of a Legend

In this oral history, Mark Madsen, Del Harris, and others tell the story of Kobe's emergence as one of the greats, in their own words

A Bunch of Genuine Kobe Memorabilia Is Going Up for Auction

A full uniform, his Chinese theater handprint, and more
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How Kobe Became One of the Greats, On and Off the Court

No other baller had skills quite like the Black Mamba—and he was only just beginning to show the world how his greatness could continue in new and different forms
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Kobe Bryant Embodied the Soul of Los Angeles Like No One Else

The late Lakers legend represented the maddening contradictions, startling light, and strange darkness of L.A.
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Street Artists Continue to Pay Tribute to Kobe Bryant with Murals Throughout the City

Some new, some old, where to find wall art dedicated to the Lakers legend, from Northridge to Long Beach
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From Our Archives: How Shaq and Kobe’s Rivalry Shaped the Lakers

In 2001, journalist Elizabeth Kaye followed a team pulled in two directions
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Kobe Bryant Wanted to Be Remembered as a Storyteller

In his post-NBA life, the Lakers superstar hoped to inspire young people through books, podcasts, and more
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Kobe Bryant’s Impact on Los Angeles, Basketball, and the World

The Mamba Mentality is a reminder to keep at it—no matter what